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"why is the internet access on the BlackBerry routed through RIM's servers?"
I don't know for sure but my guess would be that it works something like the Opera mobile system. The server compresses the html and resizes the images to save on expensive mobile bandwidth costs and speed up webpage load times.
Just like iThing, DVD, Bluray... it's going to happen.
If there is any surprise it's that some one bothered to work on it with the number of phones being (not) sold. Someone just wanted to give MS a kick I guess.
MS will lock it up again, and someone will break it again... repeat...
"Despite what suspicious readers often claim, most of today's product reviewers are scrupulous about not letting advertising dollars affect their evaluations."
I call BS.
They may be scrupulous about the appearance of not letting advertising dollars affect their evaluations but that's as far as it goes. Give a product a bad review and expect to be looking for work, kiss butt on a review and expect to get assigned to future reviews from "important" clients. Before long you have a bunch of yes men competing to see who can find the most positive things to say about a steaming turd.
I've seen lots of independent magazines get bought out by big companies and their reviews always go to hell. Photography, auto, computer, audio, it's all the same.
"Both researchers called for suppliers to increase the frequency of security updates as well as making updates easier to apply. "
The telcos will not bother to hack up a custom version of the new software since they have already moved to a different phone and everyone is stuck with V1.0.
I wish more phone companies were like Apple and didn't let the phone companies hack up the software.
The better sets that have high refresh rates and support film mode can be made 3D ready for almost nothing. A lot of the sets being counted as 3D may never be used for 3D because of the need to buy expensive glasses, and other costs (expensive cable service, new blu ray player) and not much worth watching.
If I buy a new TV it might be 3D ready (and might have other useless features like playing MP3s from a USB stick) but I'll be buying it because it's a good 2D TV.
"That's more or less what the pub industry and others said about the smoking ban. Didn't work then..."
A pub is not like your home, more like a library (where the internet is filtered). You don't have a smoking ban in your home (though some think that would be a good idea) unless you set it your self.
If you want a porn ban in your house you can do that your self now. This is about people who want to ban stuff they don't like (and don't think anyone else should be able to chose different), and people who want to get the infrastructure in place to block stuff so they can easily add more stuff they want to block later.
And there are such products available in some places like the bible belt USA.
In some companies (like the last one I worked for) IT don't get much choice, "VIPs" demand and get local admin, and write access to stuff they don't need write access to...
The three outbreaks we had came from the President (2), and the VP, who's full write access to everything caused the loss of that days work for a lot of people when all their data was deleted and I had to restore from the overnight backup.
When it first came out in paperback. Mediocre at best (but it sure was big, kind of like puffed rice).
Not long after that I got tossed out of a scientology office for not taking it seriously (and quoting Mary Poppins) . Went in for the free I.Q. / Personality / Stress test, and when it came to the part where they want you to self diagnose your problems (they have a course for that, and another, and another) I said I was practically perfect in every way. They didn't seem to like that :)
That is a different product sku. It's not charging more for the same product in a different place. Or only selling a product in one place.
And a lot of grey market is because something is not available at all. There is lots of stuff on sale in the US that you can't buy in Canada (for example Sansung Canada don't sell laptops/netbooks) so if you want one you have to get one from the US.
The media companies are a big pain for consumers too, look at iTunes. The US and UK sites have loads of stuff (that they will not sell me) that are not available on the iTunes Canada site.
You have things mixed up. The Malls customers are the tenants. The "customers coming in" are customers of the tenants, not the Mall.
To fix your idea...
You and me are the customers coming in.
The telecoms are the tenants.
And the Mall is a backbone provider.
Apple is a tenant in another Mall also connected to a backbone.
Why would you expect Apple to pay you so you can fix up your store, it's not their problem if you want to sell at a loss.
The telecoms are like UPS or the post office. They get paid for shipping packets.
If I mail order something there are two choices.
- I can pay shipping in advance and shop pays the shipper on my behalf and I pay nothing to the post office when it's delivered. Telecoms don't do this*, I pay for every packet.
- I can have it sent with shipping COD. I pay the shipper when it arrives, but I pay by weight/size not the value of the contents, or how much profit the seller is making. A kg of gold costs the same as a kg of organic fertilizer.
If I use 1 GB of data, I should pay for 1 GB of data. If I'm pulling data from my home computer, a work email server, or youtube there is no difference.
* Other then a few walled garden services offered by the telecom where you pay a monthly fee for the service and data is included.
The only way it would be useful to a terrorist would be as a list of places best avoided as too well watched. It's not like a real war where you need to take out a strategic target. Even if an attack fails it can work. Shoe bomb, pants bomb, maybe a two part liquid bomb... didn't go bang but they still worked.
I had an account, had problems the first time I tried to use it. Google showed I was not alone, cancelled account. Paypal has all the bad features of a bank, without any of the controls that an actual bank has.
If Paypal was food it would be a Double Bacon Cheese Burger that tastes like Brussels Sprouts and cod liver oil.
It's better then the idea that Corporations should have the freedom to do anything they want.
Yes governments wanting to control the web is a problem, but it's a DIFFERENT problem.
They wonder why ad rates are dropping? It's because there are too many ads. A site that used to have two ads now has 8, a 30 minute TV show now has about 8 minutes of Ads (and they want to show more of them). Saturday morning used to show cartoons for kids now it's all 30 minute ads for useless crap.
When people are willing to make an effort or even spend money just to avoid your ad you have a problem and the answer is not more ads.
Is a dead Silverlight .
It's like Bob, you think it's dead, and it shows up as Clippy and that stupid search dog...
They seem to be aiming for business, so I expect it will require them to buy Server 2008R2, SQL 2008R2, Sharepoint 2010, and Windows 7 / IE9 to use it. It will also need a TCM.
Oh, I forgot Exchange.
A nice way to get the companies to finally replace their IE6 only apps, with IE9 only apps.
We don't track you... what data? How did that data get there... it was collected by mistake, it was ummm a programming error by a junior coder. We will destroy the data as soon as we are finished with it, I mean as soon as we finish our investigation of how it happened* and make sure it will not happen again.
I seem to remember hearing something like that some place...
*that is, how we got caught
It would be more like the customer ordered something collect shipping, But UPS wants to also charge the Trader because they are pushing more boxes onto their trucks.
ISP customers download more then they upload (ISPs have a hissy fit if you upload too much), that's why they sell 6M / 768k service. An ISP that thinks they should be paid at both ends needs a good kicking.
Rogers - Samsung Focus
But it's not promoted at all, you have to search to find a win7 phone. It's all Android, Blackberry, Apple and even the N8 that show up when you go to the smart phone page.
Bell - LG Optimus
They have it on the smart phone page so a bit better then Rogers, but they have a sort by OS option, Win7 is not one of the options (but Palm is).
Telus - HTC 7 Surround and LG Optimus 7
And they have a win7 info page. But they are pushing iPhone, Android (8) and Blackberry (5).
So they all have Win7 just in case you come in and ask for it, but they are not pushing it at all. There is no buzz at all, it's going to be another Palm I think.
There is also Wind but they are limited by being on AWS/1700 Mhz/BandIV for their network. They have Blackberry and one Android but no Win7.
Older footage on 16mm film can produce a good HD master, not amazing but better then DVD.
Where you are out of luck in stuff shot on video. Or that was shot on film and edited on Video (unless you still have the film and want to do all the work to recreate the video effects).
28 Days Later for example is not that old (2002) but it was shot on an SD digital video camera. So it's no surprise that the BD looks like crap.
And some VHS tapes look better then others.
Blu-ray is not magic, if you don't have good quality masters then the final product is not going to be much good. Since they don't have to tell you on the box some companies will just up-sample their DVD master and stick it on a BR disc. Some are even worse then the DVD because they use DNR and line smoothing filters to try and make them look nice but just kill fine detail in the process.
It's not a fault of Blu-Ray, it's just that like everything else, some of the stuff people put on them is crap to start with. Garbage in garbage out and all that.
If they were running a server to host the seeds (full copies of the files) then they did upload them to the web.
But I do expect a song and dance, as the lawyers say that their clients lost SIX HUNDRED MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED AND FORTY TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY SEVEN DOLLARS in sales due to the uploaders who made millions in advertising money.
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